Date of Award

2013

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS) in Mathematics

Department

Mathematics

Abstract

"The game of Lights Out is a game with simple rules but an intriguing mathematical structure. The goal of this paper is to first introduce a basic overview of the classic game including game rules and methods for finding solutions, and then extend these concepts using many different mathematical tools. An analysis of special game moves called quiet patterns and a solution method called light chasing will be addressed. A deeper examination of the abstract structure of the game board and the implications of this structure will be started as well as suggested possibilities for further research"--Document.

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Typescript. Vita.

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